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Marco Rubio, Bill Posey Want Feds to Update National Flood Insurance Program Rate Maps

Rubio and Posey first introduced the “Flood Insurance Rate Map Interagency Technology (FIRM IT) Act" two years ago, insisting it will “provide Floridians and others who utilize NFIP, with the most accurate data for flood hazard identification.” They reintroduced the proposal last week. 
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Marco Rubio Brings Back Proposal to Have VA, HUD Help Homeless Veterans

“The HUD-VASH program provides homeless veterans with a voucher to help them offset the cost of renting a home or apartment in the private market. Among other things, Rubio’s bill would help to protect the program from any potential future budget cuts by preventing the administration from using funds specifically designated for the program for anything other than helping to provide housing to homeless veterans,” Rubio’s office noted. 
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Marco Rubio, Joe Manchin Continue to Champion the Combating BDS Act

Last week, Rubio brought back the “Combating BDS Act” which will “help state and local governments stand up to the which seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state of Israel by inflicting economic damage and starve it of commerce" and “increase protections for state and local governments in America that divest from, prohibit investment in, or otherwise restrict contracting with firms that knowingly engage in commerce-related or investment-related BDS activity attacking Israel, as well as persons doing business in Israel or Israeli-controlled territories.”
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Marco Rubio Wants More Oversight for Chinese IPOs

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a bill “to prohibit initial public offerings (IPOs) on U.S. exchanges for Chinese companies that are out of compliance with U.S. regulators.”

Marco Rubio, Frederica Wilson Want to Improve Safety Standards for Public Housing in High-Crime...

The Liberty City Rising Act “would improve safety standards for public housing complexes located in high-crime areas, such as Miami’s Liberty City and Overtown,” Rubio’s office noted.
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Florida’s Senators Back Greatest Generation Memorial Act

Florida’s two U.S. senators threw their support behind a proposal to have the U.S. Treasury create new coins to help the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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Marco Rubio Wants More Mapping of Urban Flooding to Help Limit Damage

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., introduced the “Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act” with the support of Rubio and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
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Marco Rubio Backs Ted Cruz’s Bill to Stop Russia, China, Iran, North Korea From...

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he was supporting the “Protecting Military Installations and Ranges Act” from U.S. Send. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Marco Rubio, Sherrod Brown Bring Back the Small Business Lending Fairness Act

The two senators championed the bill in 2018 and 2019. The proposal “codifies the FTC’s 1985 ban on confessions of judgment in law in consumer loan contracts, and expands the ban to provide these protections to business borrowers as well.”

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Champions Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Survivors Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, continued their push for the “Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Survivors Act” which will “provide legal protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and sex trafficking who are seeking housing.”

Rick Scott Backs Kevin Cramer’s ‘Fair Access to Banking Act’

According to Cramer’s office, the proposal would “prevent discrimination by banks and financial service providers against constitutionally-protected industries and law-abiding businesses” including fossil fuel companies and gun manufacturers.
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Florida Republicans on Capitol Hill Take Aim at Huawei

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Entity List Verification Act," which he insisted, will “protect America’s national security by requiring the Secretary of Commerce to provide certification to Congress before an entity on the Department of Commerce’s Entity List is removed.”
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